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Monday, June 20, 2016

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT EXTREME FIRE DANGER CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THROUGH TUESDAY

RED FLAG WARNING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THROUGH TUESDAY

Red Flag warnings Santa Barbara County, Los Angeles County, Ventura County

RED FLAG WARNING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THROUGH TUESDAY

RED FLAG WARNINGS IN EFFECT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THROUGH TUESDAY

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
948 AM PDT MON JUN 20 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING FOR GUSTY SUNDOWNER WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND
VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND
SOUTH COAST..
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...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT  THROUGH TUESDAY FOR VERY LOW
HUMIDITIES...VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES...AND LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS FOR
THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES..

.INCREASING SUNDOWNER WINDS COMBINED WITH VERY HOT TEMPERATURES..
LOW HUMIDITIES...AND VERY DRY FUELS WILL BRING EXTREME FIRE
DANGER TO THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND SOUTH COAST THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. WIND GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH
WILL BE COMMON BELOW AND THROUGH PASSES AND CANYONS. HUMIDITIES
WILL LOWER TO BETWEEN 8 AND 20 PERCENT DURING THE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING IN THE WINDIEST LOCATIONS. HIGHS TODAY WILL RISE INTO THE
90S TO LOWER 100S...WHILE TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL REMAIN VERY
WARM WITH 80S IN THE WINDY AREAS. EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR AND RAPID
FIRE SPREAD WILL BE LIKELY DURING THE TIMES OF STRONGEST WINDS.

THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES ARE ALSO
EXPECTED TO HAVE EXTREME FIRE DANGER THROUGH TUESDAY...AND A RED
FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THESE AREAS. PROLONGED PERIODS OF
TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT...SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES...LOCALLY GUSTY
WINDS...WITH VERY DRY AND STRESSED FUELS CAN BE EXPECTED.


...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT  VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS / ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST-
948 AM PDT MON JUN 20 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT TUESDAY FOR
VERY LOW HUMIDITIES...VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES...AND LOCALLY GUSTY
WINDS FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES..

* WINDS...SOUTH TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 25
MPH EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING...OTHERWISE NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25
MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH DURING THE OVERNIGHT TO MORNING
HOURS...MAINLY NEAR THE INTERSTATE 5 CORRIDOR.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...SEVERAL HOURS OF SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES
TODAY AND DOWN TO 12-15 PERCENT TUESDAY. VERY POOR RECOVERIES
TONIGHT WITH MANY LOCATIONS UNDER 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS OF 100 TO 108 DEGREES TODAY AT LOWER
ELEVATIONS...AND 97 TO 106 DEGREES ON TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS...CONDITIONS WILL BE
FAVORABLE FOR EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR AND RAPID FIRE SPREAD..
WHICH COULD THREATEN LIFE AND PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND HOT TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
948 AM PDT MON JUN 20 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING FOR GUSTY SUNDOWNER WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND
VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND
SOUTH COAST..

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY FOR VERY LOW
HUMIDITIES...VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES...AND LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS FOR
THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES..

.INCREASING SUNDOWNER WINDS COMBINED WITH VERY HOT TEMPERATURES..
LOW HUMIDITIES...AND VERY DRY FUELS WILL BRING EXTREME FIRE
DANGER TO THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND SOUTH COAST THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. WIND GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH
WILL BE COMMON BELOW AND THROUGH PASSES AND CANYONS. HUMIDITIES
WILL LOWER TO BETWEEN 8 AND 20 PERCENT DURING THE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING IN THE WINDIEST LOCATIONS. HIGHS TODAY WILL RISE INTO THE
90S TO LOWER 100S...WHILE TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL REMAIN VERY
WARM WITH 80S IN THE WINDY AREAS. EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR AND RAPID
FIRE SPREAD WILL BE LIKELY DURING THE TIMES OF STRONGEST WINDS.

THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES ARE ALSO
EXPECTED TO HAVE EXTREME FIRE DANGER THROUGH TUESDAY...AND A RED
FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THESE AREAS. PROLONGED PERIODS OF
TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT...SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES...LOCALLY GUSTY
WINDS...WITH VERY DRY AND STRESSED FUELS CAN BE EXPECTED.

SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-
948 AM PDT MON JUN 20 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT TUESDAY FOR
VERY LOW HUMIDITIES...VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES...AND LOCALLY GUSTY
WINDS FOR THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS..

* WINDS...SOUTH TO WEST WINDS 8 TO 15 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 25
MPH EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING...OTHERWISE LOCAL NORTH WINDS 10
TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH DURING THE OVERNIGHT AND MORNING
HOURS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...SEVERAL HOURS OF SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES
TODAY...WITH SLIGHT RECOVERY ON TUESDAY. POOR OVERNIGHT
RECOVERIES TONIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS 100 TO 110 TODAY...90 TO 97 ON TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS...CONDITIONS WILL BE
FAVORABLE FOR EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR AND RAPID FIRE SPREAD..
WHICH COULD THREATEN LIFE AND PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND HOT TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
948 AM PDT MON JUN 20 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING FOR GUSTY SUNDOWNER WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND
VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND
SOUTH COAST..

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY FOR VERY LOW
HUMIDITIES...VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES...AND LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS FOR
THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES..

.INCREASING SUNDOWNER WINDS COMBINED WITH VERY HOT TEMPERATURES..
LOW HUMIDITIES...AND VERY DRY FUELS WILL BRING EXTREME FIRE
DANGER TO THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND SOUTH COAST THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. WIND GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH
WILL BE COMMON BELOW AND THROUGH PASSES AND CANYONS. HUMIDITIES
WILL LOWER TO BETWEEN 8 AND 20 PERCENT DURING THE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING IN THE WINDIEST LOCATIONS. HIGHS TODAY WILL RISE INTO THE
90S TO LOWER 100S...WHILE TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL REMAIN VERY
WARM WITH 80S IN THE WINDY AREAS. EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR AND RAPID
FIRE SPREAD WILL BE LIKELY DURING THE TIMES OF STRONGEST WINDS.

THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES ARE ALSO
EXPECTED TO HAVE EXTREME FIRE DANGER THROUGH TUESDAY...AND A RED
FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THESE AREAS. PROLONGED PERIODS OF
TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT...SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES...LOCALLY GUSTY
WINDS...WITH VERY DRY AND STRESSED FUELS CAN BE EXPECTED.

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
948 AM PDT MON JUN 20 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT TUESDAY FOR
GUSTY SUNDOWNER WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND VERY HIGH
TEMPERATURES FOR THE SANTA YNEZ MOUNTAINS OF SANTA BARBARA
COUNTY..

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH THIS
AFTERNOON...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH
TONIGHT...STRONGEST THROUGH PASSES AND CANYONS OF THE SANTA YNEZ
RANGE.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...8 TO 15 PERCENT WITH VERY POOR OVERNIGHT
RECOVERIES.

* TEMPERATURES...100 TO 108 DEGREES. TEMPERATURES REMAINING IN THE
80S TONIGHT ACROSS WIND EXPOSED AREAS.

* IMPACTS...CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR EXTREME FIRE
BEHAVIOR AND RAPID FIRE SPREAD...WHICH COULD THREATEN LIFE AND
PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND HOT TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
948 AM PDT MON JUN 20 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING FOR GUSTY SUNDOWNER WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND
VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND
SOUTH COAST..

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY FOR VERY LOW
HUMIDITIES...VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES...AND LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS FOR
THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES..

.INCREASING SUNDOWNER WINDS COMBINED WITH VERY HOT TEMPERATURES..
LOW HUMIDITIES...AND VERY DRY FUELS WILL BRING EXTREME FIRE
DANGER TO THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND SOUTH COAST THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. WIND GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH
WILL BE COMMON BELOW AND THROUGH PASSES AND CANYONS. HUMIDITIES
WILL LOWER TO BETWEEN 8 AND 20 PERCENT DURING THE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING IN THE WINDIEST LOCATIONS. HIGHS TODAY WILL RISE INTO THE
90S TO LOWER 100S...WHILE TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL REMAIN VERY
WARM WITH 80S IN THE WINDY AREAS. EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR AND RAPID
FIRE SPREAD WILL BE LIKELY DURING THE TIMES OF STRONGEST WINDS.

THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES ARE ALSO
EXPECTED TO HAVE EXTREME FIRE DANGER THROUGH TUESDAY...AND A RED
FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THESE AREAS. PROLONGED PERIODS OF
TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT...SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES...LOCALLY GUSTY
WINDS...WITH VERY DRY AND STRESSED FUELS CAN BE EXPECTED.

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST-
948 AM PDT MON JUN 20 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT TUESDAY FOR
GUSTY SUNDOWNER WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND VERY HIGH
TEMPERATURES FOR THE SANTA BARBARA SOUTH COAST..

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON...BECOMING
NORTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH TONIGHT...STRONGEST
BELOW PASSES AND CANYONS. ISOLATED GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH TONIGHT.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...8 TO 20 PERCENT WITH POOR OVERNIGHT
RECOVERY IN WINDY AREAS.

* TEMPERATURES...94 TO 104. TEMPERATURES REMAINING IN THE 80S
TONIGHT ACROSS WIND EXPOSED FOOTHILL AREAS.

* IMPACTS...CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR EXTREME FIRE
BEHAVIOR AND RAPID FIRE SPREAD...WHICH COULD THREATEN LIFE AND
PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND HOT TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.


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